Amazulu

AMAZULU FC

Club Name : Amazulu Football Club
Nickname : Usuthu

Head Coach : Joey Antipas

Formed : 1932

Club Colours : Green

Home Stadium : Moses Mabhida Stadium
Club Website Address : www.amazulufc.net

 

Club History

The existence of the team started in the early 1930’s when it was known as Zulu Royal Conquerors.
After performing well in their games, the team was introduced to the Zulu King that was King Solomon. kaDinizulu in 1932 and then King Solomon decided to change the team’s name to Zulu Royals. The King gave the team owners the right to use the Shield as their logo and changed the team colours to royal blue and white.

After a split within the club over the team’s decision to play a match rather than attend the funeral of the King in 1968, Zulu Royal United was formed in 1970, but just three years later another split led to the formation of AmaZulu Football Club. The team colours were also changed to green and white.

Mr Sisa Bikisha in 2002 changed the name AmaZulu F.C to Zulu Royals. In 2005, Dr Patrick Sokhela bought the team from Mr Sisa Bikisha and decided to revive the once mighty outfit of the Zulus by renaming the team back to AmaZulu Football Club. This initiative was after many consultative meetings with the supporters in Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng, who wanted the old name AmaZulu FC back.

1972  Winners of the NPSL. Lost 1 – 3 to Kaizer Chiefs in the final of the Life Challenge Cup

1973  Lost 2 – 5 to Orlando Pirates in the final of the Life Challenge Cup

1974  Lost 0 – 1 to Orlando Pirates in the final of the Life Challenge Cup

1976  Lost 2 – 8 to Kaizer Chiefs in the final of the BP Top 8

1987  Lost 0 – 1 to Kaizer Chiefs in the final of the Mainstay Cup

1990  Lost 0 – 1 to Jomo Cosmos in the final of the Bobsave Superbowl

1992  Beat Kaizer Chiefs 3 – 1 in the final of the Coca Cola Cup

1996/97  14th in the NSL.

1997/98  15th in the NSL.  Lost 0 – 1 to Bush Bucks in second round of the Bobsave Superbowl. Lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the quarterfinals of the Rothmans cup.

1998/99  14th in the NSL. Lost 0 – 2 to Ria Stars in the Bobsave Superbowl.

1999/00  17th in the NSL and relegated to Division One Coastal Stream. Lost 0 – 1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the semi-finals of the Bobsave Superbowl.

2000/01  Winners of the Vodacom First Division and promoted back to the NSL.

2001/02  17th in the NSL and relegated to First Division Coastal Stream.

2002/03  Winners of the First Division Coastal Stream and promoted back to the NSL.

2003/04  Renamed Zulu Royals. 18th in the NSL and relegated to First Division Coastal Stream. Lost 0 – 1 to Suprt United in the second round of the ABSA Cup. Lost 1 – 2 to Golden Arrows in first Round of Coca Cola Cup.

2004/05  6th in the Mvela Golden League.

2005/06  8th in the Mvela Golden League.

2006/07  Bought franchise from Dynamos FC. Changed name from Zulu Royal to Amazulu FC. 15th in the NSL . Beat FC AK  and Universtiy of Pretoria in the Golden League Platinum Playoffs to retain their NSL status.

2007/08  13th in the NSL. Lost 0 – 1 to Bloemfontein Celtic in the quarterfinal of the Telkom Knockout. Lost 0 – 1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the semifinal of the Nedbank Cup.

2008/09  8th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 1 to Black Leopards in the first round of the Nedbank Cup. Lost 0 – 1 to Supersport United in the first round of the Telkom Knockout.

2009/10  9th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost in 1 – 2 to Golden Arrows I the Semi-finals of the MTN 8. Lost 0 – 3 in final of Nedbank Cup to Bivest Wits. Lost 0 – 2 to Ajax CT in semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout.

2010/11  14th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 2 – 3 to MP Black Aces in quarterfinals of the Nedbank Cup. Lost 0 – 2 in the first Round of the Telkom Knockout to Kaizer Chiefs.

2011/12  7th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 0 – 3 to Supersport United in the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup. Lost 0 – 1 in round one of the Telkom Knockout to Bidvest Wits.

2012/13  12th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 2 in round one of the Nedbank Cup to Thembu Royals. Lost 0 – 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Telkom Knockout.

2013/14  11th in the ABSA Premiership. Lost 1 – 4 to Bidvest Wits in the second round of the Nedbank Cup. Lost 0 – 2 to Free Stats Stars in round one of the Telkom Knockout.

2014/15  16th in the ABSA Premiership and relegated to the NFD. Lost 1 – 2 in first round of Nedbank Cup to Golden Arrows.  Lost 1 – 2 to Mamelodi Sundowns in quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout.

2015/16  9th in the NFD. Lost on penalties after extra time to Jomo Cosmos in the first round of the Nedbank Cup. 

2016/17 

 

                             AMAZULU FC

Date Opponents H/A GF GA Goal Scorer/s Log
27 Aug 16 BLACK LEOPARDS H 2 1 NOMVETHE ; DLAMINI WK 1 -2
10 Sep 16 CT ALL STARS A 1 0 NOMVETHE  WK 2 -4
17 Sep 16 MTHATHA BUCKS A 2 2 NZIMANDE ; ZUNGU WK 3 -2
24 Sep 16 AMATUKS H 3 0 NOMVETHE (2) ; KHANYEZA WK 4 -2
01 Oct 16 FC CT H 1 2 MOKHETI (O.G.) WK 5 -2
15 Oct 16 JOMO COSMOS A 1 4 NOMVETHE WK 6 -3
22 Oct 16 STELLENBOSCH FC H 0 1   WK 7 -7
26 Oct 16 WITBANK SPURS A 0 1   WK 8 -9
29 Oct 16 MBOMBELA UN ITED H 2 0 JINGXI ; NOMVETHE WK 9 -6
05 Nov 16 REAL KINGS FC A 0 2   WK10 -8
19 Nov 16 THANDA ROYAL ZULU H 0 0   WK11 -8
26 Nov 16 MAGESI FC A 2 3 NOMVETHE ; KHANYEZA WK12 -11
03 Dec 16 ROYAL EAGLES H 3 2 MBATHA ; MNGQIBISA ; DLAMINI WK13 -9
10 Dec 16 SANTOS A 1 0 NOMVETHE WK14 -7
17 Dec 16 MILANO UNITED FC H 6 1 KHANYEZA ; MNGQIBISA ; NOMVETHE ; DLAMINI ; MBATHA ; STOFFELS WK15 -4
11 Feb 17 AMATUKS A 1 1 GUMEDE WK16 -4
15 Feb 17 MTHATHA BUCKS H 1 2 NOMVETHE WK17 -7
18 Feb 17 THANDA ROYAL ZULU A 2 2 NYONGO ; NOMVETHE WK18 -8
25 Feb 17 REAL KINGS FC H 2 2 NOMVETHE (2) WK19 -8
04 Mar 17 MBOMBELA UN ITED A 1 0 NYUNDU WK20 -6
18 Mar 17 WITBANK SPURS H 0 2   WK21 -8
01 Apr 17 STELLENBOSCH FC A       WK22
15 Apr 17 MAGESI FC H       WK23
19 Apr 17 ROYAL EAGLES A       WK24
22 Apr 17 CT ALL STARS H       WK25
29 Apr 17 BLACK LEOPARDS A       WK26
06 May 17 MILANO UNITED FC A       WK27
13 May 17 SANTOS H       WK28
21 May 17 JOMO COSMOS H       WK29
28 May 17 FC CT A       WK30
      31 28    
HOME                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
AMAZULU 11 5 2 4 20 13 7 17
                 
AWAY                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
AMAZULU 10 3 3 4 11 15 -4 12
                 
TOTAL                
  P W D L GF GA GD Pts
AMAZULU 21 8 5 8 31 28 3 29

 

                             AMAZULU

PLAYER No. POSITION BORN DOB INFO
ENERGY MURAMBADORO 1 GOALKEEPER ZIMBABWE 27-Jun-1982 Int. Caps Utd(Zim) x 3, Hellenic, Bnei Sakhnin(Isr), Aces, Wits, Aces
SAGE STEPHENS 31 GOALKEEPER Johannesburg 8-Apr-1991 Swallows Jnrs, Swallows
MPENDULO DLAMINI 44 GOALKEEPER   13-Oct-1995  
NEIL BOSCHOFF 99 GOALKEEPER   22-Jan-1996  
           
LUYANDA HLONGWA 4 DEFENDER Durban 22-Jul-1987 Celtic, FSS, Amazulu, Polokwane, Roses
SBONGISENI MTHEMBU 12 DEFENDER   22-Mar-1995 Jnrs
MBONGENI GUMEDE 17 RIGHT BACK Durban 11-Sep-1993 Pirates, Sivutsa, Pirates, Sivutsa, Cosmos
STEVY NZAMBE 22 DEFENDER GABON 4-Sep-1991 Marseille Jnrs, Mangasport(Gab)
TUMELO LETUKA 24 LEFT BACK Botshbelo 4-Sep-1988 Sivutsa, FSS, Arrows, Celtic
THAPELO NYONGO 27 CENT. DEF. Cape Town 10-Apr-1995  
NJABULO NGCOBO 28 CENT. DEF.   27-May-1994  
VUKILE MNGQIBISA 37 DEFENDER   28-Nov-1987 Sivutsa,Polokwane
ALAN ROBERTSON 45 CENT. DEF. Johannesburg 11-Apr-1995 Tuks
           
MOOSA STELLENBOOM   RIGHT WING     Steenburg
SIMPHIWE LUMKWAMA 3 LEFT WING   27-Apr-1993 Chippa,Steenburg
NKANYISO ZUNGU 5 LEFT MID. Empangeni 23-Jan-1996 Jnrs
BUTHOLEZWE NCUBE 6 DEF. MID. ZIMBABWE 24-Apr-1992 Tsholotsho FC(Zim)
MALASELA RAMPHELA 7 WINGER   10-May-1993 Atlie, FC AK, Baroka, Swallows
LUNGELO DLAMINI 8 DEF. MID.   3-Jan-1993  
BOYSEN MBATHA 11 MIDFIELD   30-Jun-1994 Cosmos,Swallows
LUYANDA JINGXI 13 LEFT WING Kwadengezi 18-Jan-1998 Jnrs
ZAAKIR WILLIAMS 14 MIDFIELD   22-Mar-1994 Santos
THABISO DLAMINI 20 DEF. MID. Hammarsdale 1-Dec-1991 Dbn Warriors
SIBUSISO MAGAQA 26 MIDFIELD   12-May-1998  
SAMUEL DARPOH 33 MIDFIELD GHANA 15-Mar-1998  
           
MABHUTI KHANYEZA 2 STRIKER Lidgeton 17-Jun-1982 RSA,u/23. Arrows, Chiefs, Ajax, Sundowns, S/S, Ajax CT, Aces, Arrows
ROGGERT NYUNDU 9 STRIKER   22-Dec-1987 Phiva Young Stars,Carara, Polokwane,Leopards
SIYABONGA NOMVETE 10 STRIKER Durban 2-Dec-1977 RSA,u/23. Afr.Wanderers,Chiefs, Italy, Djurgarden(Swe), Pirates, Aalborg(Den), Swallows
DYLAN STOFFELS 21 STRIKER Wentworth 18-Jan-1999 Jnrs
TRANSFER IN          
STEPHEN MAKATUKA   CEN. DEF. ZIMBABWE 19-Dec-1988 Caps United
PHILANI GUMEDE   RIGHT BACK   23-Jun-1993 R Kings
OVIDY KARURU   MIDFIELD ZIMBABWE 23-Jan-1989 Masvingo,Boulogne(Fra),Leuven(Bel),Chiefs
TRANSFER OUT          
ALAN THOMPSON         Released
SPESIHLE NZIMANDE   STRIKER Lindelani 30-Aug-1991 To R Kings
DARREN SMITH 7 STRIKER   26-Mar-1996 To Santos